Come for the nature, stay for the culture! Pelion is a peninsula on the eastern side of the Greek mainland. There are 24 villages throughout the area and one big city, Volos, which is the sixth largest city in Greece. Pelion is a place where culture has not yet died out. The simple way […]
It was 8:45am. We had just touched down in Athens, but still hadn’t decided where we were going once we cleared the airport. We had options, plenty of options, but couldn’t make up our minds between them. So we decided to just let the wind take us along. It would be one of those, “I […]
Don’t worry, I won’t leave you hanging. This paradise is absolutely attainable on a budget. We were in Milan(o) trying to figure out what to do and where to go next. It was the middle of summer. Every report we were fed about Rome and Vienna sounded frustratingly crowded. But, while studying a map […]
A pack of five mismatched stray dogs pranced by our sides all the way to Kato Gatezea, the next town over. The friendly dogs had attached themselves to us after we gave them a pat in our town of Kala Nera. They were strangely thrilled to have someone to follow, so we all made the […]
What happens when you don’t want to buy lucky candles, but the sales lady is insistent?
A lot of people will poo-poo and tell you that it’s impossible to legally land a job in Hong Kong without a university degree. As it turns out, it’s definitely possible, especially if you’re a native English speaker! (To understand why you can do it legally, check out this article by hongkongvisageeza) Actually, most […]
We traveled around the Philippines’ northernmost island, Luzon, for under two weeks, checking out an active volcano and the mountains. Most people think of gorgeous beaches when envisioning the Philippines. But of course there’s more than that here. The northern islands’ best attractions are mountains, forests and cooler weather. Since Manila, where we were starting […]
I read an article once with the title “Grieving Someone Alive.” I didn’t find the contents of that article particularly interesting or helpful, but the concept stuck with me. No one really talks about grieving people who are still alive. But it’s a real experience that just about everyone goes through, especially victims of divorce. […]
At one time the Maldives was only for deep-pocketed vacationers, but with an explosion of budget guesthouses opening up on local islands, low cost travel through the Maldives is now possible. 🙂
Having a hard time choosing which islands to visit in the Maldives? With over 200 inhabited islands, it can be hard to narrow it down! Take a look at these local, budget islands to help you choose some of the places you might like to go.